Cy-Fair ISD designates remote learning days for teacher planning purposes

Cy-Fair ISD's newest campus, Rowe Middle School, opened in 2020. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's newest campus, Rowe Middle School, opened in 2020. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Cy-Fair ISD's newest campus, Rowe Middle School, opened in 2020. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Officials with Cy-Fair ISD have announced seven remote learning days for all students in the district in 2020-21 to provide teachers additional planning time.

“We have determined that one area in need of immediate attention is additional planning and preparation time for our classroom teachers,” a statement posted on the district’s website read. “CFISD teachers are committed to providing quality instruction for their students and are working harder than ever to teach students both in-person and remotely.”


Parents will continue to be able to opt for in-person learning or remote learning for their children at the end of each grading period, according to the district. The following days will be designated as remote learning days districtwide:

  • Nov. 3

  • Dec. 11

  • Jan. 15

  • Feb. 12

  • March 12

  • April 12

  • May 17


Students who are otherwise attending face-to-face classes on their campuses will not need devices to complete and turn in assignments on these days because they will receive paper packets ahead of time. Attendance will be recorded based on their completion of assignments, according to the district.

Those already participating in the district’s remote learning program, CFISD Connect, will watch prerecorded lessons and complete assignments virtually. Attendance will be recorded based on their completion of assignments and/or their login to Schoology. There will be no live instruction on these days, and there will be no check-ins from teachers.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to make changes that we believe will have a positive impact on both our students and staff,” officials said in the statement. “Please contact your campus directly if there is a need to request on-campus learning at school for a student in pre-K through 8th grade on these designated remote learning days from home.”
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.